Josetta Saffirio Barolo 2015
Another estate Matt picked up on his recent Piemonte trip, and we are delighted to have scooped these guys up. Josetta Saffirio is a quality obsessed, top Piemonte producer who makes small quantities of top Barolo among other things. She’s biodynamic, and also has a sense of fun and curiosity about her, so she decided to make a sparkling Nebbiolo.
This is made in the more elegant, ethereal style of Barolo – delicate rose and liquorice against intense macerated strawberries and sour red cherry. The use of oak is done masterfully, just a small proportion of barrels are new French oak and the slow oxidation adds a savoury, spicy soy sauce complexity.
Region: Piedmont, Italy